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Forum: Commuting 04-24-09, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By socbike
You could get more exercise by simply carrying...

You could get more exercise by simply carrying more gear on your bike. Rather than letting your commute get shorter (and hence spend less time exercising) as you get faster, just add more gear to...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-09, 02:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,608
Posted By socbike
I assume you mean that you haven't lost any...

I assume you mean that you haven't lost any clothes sizes with the last 10 pounds. Surely after losing 50 pounds altogether, clothes would fit much differently, right?
Forum: Commuting 04-20-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,608
Posted By socbike
Weight loss after commuting

How much (if any) weight did you lose after your first 6 months-year commuting?

I saw some propaganda for a bike share program that said the average commuter loses 13 pounds in their first year...
Forum: Commuting 04-20-09, 08:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,691
Posted By socbike
I guess if you are looking for a bike that looks...

I guess if you are looking for a bike that looks cool and is capable of going 3 miles on flat terrain, this would be a fine bike.

My Giant Sedona, which was 1/4 the price, has more functionality....
Forum: Commuting 04-03-09, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By socbike
Hmmm . . . yeah, well it could work better. Did...

Hmmm . . . yeah, well it could work better. Did they teach you that people respond well to incentives in leadership and group dynamics 101? From the published materials, the only in incentive for all...
Forum: Commuting 04-03-09, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By socbike
I don't expect to participate formally. My whole...

I don't expect to participate formally. My whole point is that I assume more people would participate if they had better incentives. I note that no one here has said they would be motivated by the...
Forum: Commuting 04-03-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By socbike
This is a good goal but I wonder whether this is...

This is a good goal but I wonder whether this is a good method to gather such data. My guess is that the picture emerging from the MapMyRide data in the Commuter Challenge could easily be as skewed...
Forum: Commuting 04-02-09, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By socbike
Yeah, competition is good and can be fun. I guess...

Yeah, competition is good and can be fun. I guess part of the problem for me is the nature of this competition. It is against people I can't see, involving an activity that I cannot personally...
Forum: Commuting 04-02-09, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By socbike
Why would people both to enter commuter challenges?

A couple of months ago there was a contest between various universities to see which school could get the most people to record bike commutes in a given month. Now the city of Austin is about to...
Forum: Training & Nutrition 03-22-09, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 254,872
Posted By socbike
Why do you want to lose more weight? Are you...

Why do you want to lose more weight? Are you racing? Losing 30 pounds is a considerable achievement and 148 pounds seems like a fairly low weight for all but the very shortest men.

I was 135 in...
Forum: Commuting 03-01-09, 11:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 715
Posted By socbike
I went from a flat about every other day to one...

I went from a flat about every other day to one about every month when I stuck Mr. Tuffy liners between the tires and tubes.
Forum: Commuting 02-26-09, 10:48 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,764
Posted By socbike
sounds like a frustrating situation but maybe it...

sounds like a frustrating situation but maybe it would be easiest to go w/landlord's suggestion of using beater bike at this point

1. Beater bike cheaper than van
2. No hassle bringing into...
Forum: Commuting 02-25-09, 02:17 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 47,052
Posted By socbike
Why 5 lights? Why these 5? What type of handlebar...

Why 5 lights? Why these 5? What type of handlebar extender is that?
Forum: Commuting 02-22-09, 10:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By socbike
The Drilliums look great. I wonder what would be...

The Drilliums look great. I wonder what would be the next best thing in this type of pedal at the $25-50 price point?
Forum: Commuting 02-22-09, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By socbike
Seems like there is no consensus on this issue...

Seems like there is no consensus on this issue other than anything besides running shoes and stock crappy pedals would be a step up.
Forum: Commuting 02-22-09, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,410
Posted By socbike
running shoes slip on pedals in rain - simplest alternative?

In five months of bike commuting here in Texas, I have been extremely fortunate to have spent little time riding in the rain. However, a couple of times in the last week I was riding, it started...
Forum: Commuting 02-22-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By socbike
A Copilot Limo -- it has the 40 pound limit also....

A Copilot Limo -- it has the 40 pound limit also. My son weighs about 38 pounds, his half-full kid's camelback and cold weather gear probably add 2 to 4 pounds, so clearly he is pushing the limit of...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By socbike
Actually spent some time reading up on locking...

Actually spent some time reading up on locking best practices tonight. I have used the Sheldon Brown technique when locking up to something like a parking meter (some kind of pole I have full access...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-09, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By socbike
UPDATE: I went to another bike shop. They...

UPDATE:

I went to another bike shop. They said I would be fine with a new wheel. They sold me a hand built 26" wheel for $70 and transferred over the old cogs. They also noticed that the tread was...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-09, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By socbike
7 sprockets in the back, 3 in front. Yes, maybe...

7 sprockets in the back, 3 in front. Yes, maybe that was the key issue. Apologize for my ignorance making my question more obscure.

How do I know where to go for a good QCed wheel? I am in Austin,...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-09, 02:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,336
Posted By socbike
So what are the guidelines for buying a bike of...

So what are the guidelines for buying a bike of CL?
If you have the serial number, how do you check that it wasn't stolen?
Is there a handy list of all the department store brands to avoid...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-09, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By socbike
I think he said that the bike has a free wheel...

I think he said that the bike has a free wheel and cogs that would not be compatible with higher quality parts though the derailleur is. He said something about better parts having a cassette system....
Forum: Commuting 02-20-09, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By socbike
To the contrary, they fixed the wheel for free...

To the contrary, they fixed the wheel for free and recommended AGAINST buying new parts for the bike from them The mechanic also recommended getting a used bike on Craigslist. I don't know enough...
Forum: Commuting 02-20-09, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By socbike
upgrade for commuting with kid? to what?

5 months ago I bought a Giant Sedona ST for commuting 7 miles each way on the road/bike trail. This was working fine and a few weeks ago I got a rear child seat and front rack so I could pick my son...
Forum: Commuting 02-12-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By socbike
Seems like you could easily make Dinottes mount ...

Seems like you could easily make Dinottes mount (http://store.dinottelighting.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=dinotte&StoreType=BtoC&Count1=973720729&Count2=890861153)work with a few holes...
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